CV & SELECTED WORKS

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Why So Many Syrians Living Abroad Support U.S. Intervention.” The Monkey Cage Blog, The Washington Post, April 19, 2017.

From the Arab Spring to the Muslim Ban: Diaspora Activists Oppose Authoritarianism at Home and Abroad.” Mobilizing Ideas: The Official Blog for the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame, March 27, 2017.

The Ties that Bind: Internet Communication Technologies, Networked Authoritarianism, and ‘Voice’ in the Syrian Diaspora.” Globalizations (special issue on ‘Authoritarian Rule of Populations Abroad’), published online 2017.

The Social Foundations of Law: Cross-National Variations in the Criminal Regulation of Sex, 1965 to 2005” (with David J. Frank). Social Forces 95(3): 941-969, 2017.

Transnational Repression, Diaspora Mobilization, and the Case of the Arab Spring.” Social Problems 63(4): 480-498, 2016.

• Winner of the 2017 Best Scholarly Article Award, ASA Section on Global and Transnational Sociology;
• Co-winner of the 2017 Best Article Award, ASA Section on Peace, War & Social Conflict;
• Winner of an Honorable Mention Award for the 2017 Louis Wirth Best Article Award, ASA Section on International Migration.

Diaspora Mobilization for Western Military Intervention during the Arab Spring.” Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies (special issue on ‘Social Mobilization and Political Participation of Diasporas during the Arab Spring’) 14(3): 277-297, 2016.

Protest on the Fly: Toward a Theory of Spontaneity in the Dynamics of Protest and Social Movements” (with David A. Snow). American Sociological Review 79(6): 1122-1143, 2014.

Repression, Response, and Contained Escalation under ‘Liberalized’ Authoritarianism in Jordan.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly 19(3): 489-514, 2014.